Making a Skirt with a Bow

I have been seeing the cutest skirts with bows on the side of the waistband.  Some of the skirts use the bow as a closure and some do not, but all use it as a lovely decorative design touch. If you would like to create this look for yourself, I will list three ways you can do it.  If you decide you like one of these styles, click the image for additional information about creating it.

First, you can buy McCall's 6570, which also includes a cute little shirt as well.  This cute little skirt appears to be a circle skirt with pleats.  The bow is for fashion only as the pattern lists a zipper as a required notion.  This pattern is marked as easy by the company and I have seen the pattern sell for as low as $0.70.

The second option is the Regal Maxi by Mimi G.  This is a lovely skirt with a bow, but it is not dainty at all.  This funky design, which includes inset pockets, is what I would recommend to beginners.  For $11.99, you not only get the pattern and direction, you get a personal video tutor.  Mimi G. will walk you through every step as you construct your garment.  Considering the regular price of patterns, this is a steal for beginners!

Finally, there is the free option.  Over at the Weekend Designer blog, there is a tutorial for creating a Convertible Dressing.  It is a decent tutorial if you have a bit of knowledge to pair with the design.  It is a skirt made of only rectangles and gathering.  

For the first and third options you would need to know how to sew inseam pockets, a tutorial for which you will find here.

UPDATE: I came across another one over at The Big Oak Tree!  I think I am in love with this style.

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